Who is the SoundChick?

TC Smythe has owned and operated SoundChick for more than 20 years. In that time, she has run sound for venues that range all the way from coffeehouses to amphitheaters across the country.

SoundChick specializes in the amplification and recording of live acoustic music and the spoken word. Additionally, she also offers training for women and girls who want to become sound engineers themselves.


10 Grammy-award nominees and winners have trusted the SoundChick to ride their faders. Could you be next?
  • Susan Gibson
  • Brave Combo
  • Alen Shamblin
  • Steve Seskin
  • Big n Rich
  • Billy Montana
  • Eliza Gilkyson
  • Shake Russell
  • Trout Fishing In America
  • Cory Morrow

Mobile Audio

See what the chick has to offer

PA & Engineer

Sometimes you'd like all the bells and whistles for your band, and other times, you only need a mic and a podium for a presenter.

The SoundChick is happy to provide any level of equipment or service that will make your event a success. Prices are based on the amount of gear your event needs and the time it will take to set it up, run it, and tear it down. Give us a call, or send us an email for a quote!

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Live Recording

The SoundChick can help you memorialize a special event, or help your act produce a full-blown live album.

To hear a lossless audio sample of our work, click the link below.

Like our live show rates, recording prices are based on the number of shows we need to attend to capture your best performance, and the amount of mixing and mastering required to get it just right. Contact us and we'll talk about what you need!

Audio Sample


Check out our gear!

If you're good without an engineer, the SoundChick's inventory has everything you need to entertain up to 500 people or simply have fun with friends and family. Rentals can be designed around entire systems or for individual pieces that you lack.

If you can arrange pick-up and drop-off of the equipment, rentals can be had for as little as $50.00!

We carry JBL, Mackie, Soundcraft, and Alesis products, and all cables are signal-tested before assignment.

Alesis Masterlink
Soundcraft UI-24
Soundcraft UI-16
Mackie 1604 VLZ Pro (Desk Mixer)
Mackie 1402 VLZ Pro (Desk Mixer)
Mackie 1202 VLZ Pro (Desk Mixer)
Mackie 808M (Powered Mixer) [2 in stock]
Soundcraft UI-16
Soundcraft UI-24
Mackie DLM12 (Powered / 2000w) [2 in stock]
Mackie DLM8 (Powered / 2000W) [3 in stock]
JBL 712M (Passive / 800w) [4 in stock]
JBL 712M (Passive / 800w) [4 in stock]
Mackie DLM12 (Powered / 2000w) [2 in stock]
Mackie DLM8 (Powered / 2000W) [3 in stock]
Shure SM7B
AKG C1000S Studio Condenser Mics
Rode NT1
Shure Beta 58 Dynamic Stage Mics
Shure Beta 58 Wireless Stage Mics
Zoom iQ6 Lightning Mic
Zoom iQ7 Lightning Mic
KRK Rokit 5 (Active) [2 in stock]
KRK Rokit 6 (Active) [2 in stock]
KRK Rokit 8 (Active) [2 in stock]


Learn from the chick!

All-day workshop

The all-day audio workshop can be tailored to cover any set of topics that concern the music business.

What do you want to know? Our instructors can offer individual and group sessions, or we can deliver learning in person or over Zoom conferencing.

Topics Covered

System Tweaking

If you know your band is really better than they've been sounding, perhaps what you need is a tweaking session on your own gear. In most cases, you don't need to buy new stuff. Why not tweak the gear you already have?

Let the SoundChick have a crack at resetting your board. You can save the settings for later!

Contact Form

Give us a call: 832.715.5226

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